For the past eight years, members of the Pembroke High School girls basketball team have organized a game that's much bigger than the sport.
"Shooting for a Cure" is about winning off the court and hoping that more people can win their fight against cancer.
The girls practice together after school, and after that, they work together to collect donations and sell raffle tickets. They may go to a small school in a small community, but they are making a huge impact.
For some of the girls, the mission is highly personal — they have friends or loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Some of them won the fight while others were not so fortunate. They organize the event for all of them.
When "Shooting for a Cure" first started, it was a small event to support the team's coach and his wife — both of whom are cancer survivors. In 2018, they raised more than $20,000.
The 2019 event took place Thursday night at Pembroke High School. They raised more than $29,000 this year. That put the girls over the $100,000 mark for total funds raised since the tradition began.